Eighteen-year-old Danni Warren has big plans for her last summer before college: a cool job, a concert she wouldn’t miss for the world, and spending time with her beautiful girlfriend, Esme. But after one hell of an argument, Danni’s mother packs her off to stay with her estranged step-uncle, Gabe, in his lodge on the English coast. So begins a weekend of the worst punishment imaginable: no phone signal.
With his sunkissed good looks and sarcastic manner, twenty-nine-year-old Gabe Asher isn’t anything like Danni expected. She wants to hate him—he’s her punishment for standing up to her mother—but between surfing lessons and beach hikes, they grow close. Maybe too close.
Now Danni’s questioning everything: old family secrets, her future, her strained relationship with Esme. One sun stained afternoon, Gabe and Danni go too far. And then everything else falls apart…
|Publisher:||Lucy V. Morgan|
|File size:||382 KB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Lucy V. Morgan writes sharp contemporary fiction, usually with a liberal splatter of filth. She is the author of the dark, hot KNIVES & FLOWERS series and the stand-alones TWISTED SUMMER and BEAUTIFUL MESS. In her new adult parody, TOUSLE ME, Lucy pays homage to her genre in the best way she knows how: by mocking it mercilessly. Lucy lives in England, where she also works as an editor. She spends her spare time consuming lebkuchen, working through her TBR pile, and pretending she's an urban fantasy heroine in body combat classes.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was so good, but so weird at the same time. Actually, I don't quite know a hundred percent how I feel about it, except that it was entertaining enough to finish and I laughed a lot, blushed, and felt all sorts of weird. LOL! When you read the blurb you immediately think gross. Is it a screwed up situation? Absolutely. Do I feel weird for enjoying it so much? A little… just a little. Lol! The main character, Danni, is sent to spend the weekend with her uncle, who is really NOT her uncle. Gabe is her mother's step brother making him her step uncle. Keeping up? I had no idea what I was reading at first, but I knew right off the back that I loved Danni. Her reactions to things were exactly like mine and I laughed so hard at some of the things that ran through her mind. She is mostly why I loved this book so much. She questioned what needed to be questioned, and she reacted to things the way a normal eighteen year old would. When Danni arrives to her NOT uncle's house (which is what she calls him the book) she is angry. She want's nothing to do with him and just wants the weekend to end. Gabe tries to make the best of things and keeps her entertained -- since he lives in the middle of nowhere -- with surfing, movies, etc. The chemistry between the two was definitely there. It was steaming off the pages and I was blushing and smiling from one ear to the other. Is there something wrong with me that I found nothing wrong with their relationship? LOL! I truly enjoyed it! There is a huge age difference which I can see being a big issue for readers, but she wasn't under age. I loved the whole forbidden feel to the story, and the butterflies in my stomach with every page I turned waiting for their relationship to be discovered. To top things off, Gabe if the first male that Danni has ever been with. She is actually a lesbian and has a girlfriend; making things even more intense. I guess to read Twisted Summer you have to jump into it with an open mind. I enjoyed it tons and would love to read more by Lucy V. Morgan. Twisted Summer is just that... twisted. It's a dark read with raw and intense moments. 4 out of 5 Stars!
Was a interesting story some heavy love scenes, but ended fast could be a sequel !
this book was good and enjoyable and at time could be intense., kept you on your toes and made you think. :)
This book is definitely one of those that make you think, "Hmmmm...should I feel bad that I liked it that much?" From the synopsis of the book, I pretty much knew what I was getting into - an 18 year old girl who is sent to stay with her 29 year old step-uncle for a weekend as a "punishment," and ends up having a fling with him. Twisted, right? But, it actually felt like too much emphasis was placed on him being her step-uncle. For instance, Danni hasn't seen Gabe since she was a child. She has no relationship with him - it's not like he has been a constant "uncle" figure in her life. Plus, he's her step-uncle. They are not blood related. I know that there is still a social stigma and "ick" factor attached to their relationship, but I personally am not bothered by it. Even Danni's mom verbalizes the fact that Gabe is not really her uncle - therefore taking away the "incest" factor for me. "Is that Uncle Gabe? I squinted at him in disbelief. "For the last time Dannie - he's not your uncle." "But he's your brother - " "Stepbrother. Lucky me." Plus, I was really drawn into the sweetness of the love story between Danni and Gabe. They know that what they are feeling and doing would be considered wrong by their family, but their feelings are so strong for each other that they can't stop themselves. “You have to understand that we never meant for it to happen. We knew it was stupid. We knew it was wrong.” The only part of the story that bothered me was Danni's hesitance to break up with her girlfriend, Esme. This is where I think Danni's immaturity and insecurity show. She begins to doubt Gabe's feelings about her, and so clings to what she is familiar with. And it's inevitable that Esme will be hurt - simply because it's inevitable that Danni and Gabe will be drawn back to each other. “Resolve melted in the heat of our bodies and I loved that he gave in to me, to us, this thing we created without even trying. This thing we owned.” I don't want to give away any spoilers, so I'll just say that while I liked how the story ended, it seemed a little bit too easy to me. However, Lucy Morgan left the ending wide open for a sequel, so maybe that's where the stuff will hit the fan. I will definitely read the next book to find out what happens with Danni and Gabe. Can't wait!